Shoestring Catch


Calpurnia likes to play with strings. When she was new here, she played with the camera strap during a photo shoot. I happened to have a few extra black shoestrings that were spares from the last few shoes I bought so I brought them out for her. This one is just after she dropped it after chomping on it – nice catch by the flash in my opinion.

 Chomping like this!  I’m still holding one end up and trying to line up the shot with the other and press the shutter.  Too much like work!

A little too close, as the flash was spent mostly on her, leaving the background overly dark.


I love the crinkled nose as she chomps on the string. That’s gonna leave a mark!


Calla thinks the string has suffered enough for today.  Its surrender is accepted.

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7 Responses to Shoestring Catch

  1. nadbugs says:

    Oh I agree about that crinkly-nose. Like a little lion. Bugsy does that too; his shoelace of destruction is green but I’m sure he’d be interested in black too. Do you like grrrnch-grrnch noise that goes along with this? I do. Proud to admit it.

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    • Oldcat says:

      Yes, I’ll admit it too.

      When Julus was about Bugsy’s age, he took it a step even farther – he ground the striing in half. One morning I woke up and my work shoes’ shoestrings were each cut into three distinct segments. That string would not be bothering us anymore, no sir!

      He was so proud of himself, too, the nut.

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  2. kimkiminy says:

    Great first shot. I love how you can see her pink tongue. I bet all that string-chewing helps clean her teeth.

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  3. I have to keep my work boots in the closet, under lock and key, practically…I have a string chomper here, too!

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